ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 30, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Problems facing tomorrow's planned launch of space shuttle Atlantis reported Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Morton Dean) Secrecy behind planned launch featured; details given of available info., scenes shown. [Atlantis astronaut Guy GARDNER - discusses secrecy behind mission.] [US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ron RAND - explains that military payload is classified.] Speculation that payload is a spy satellite detailed; animation shown. [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson John PIKE - comments.] News reports on "secret" payload explained; TASS report quoted. [PIKE - says USSR will be able to take pictures of satellite before shuttle lands.]
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